Tsepo Cheda


959 old luveve

Position Wanted:
peacebuilding and conflict management


959 Old Luveve



Contact Cell:  +263 772 928 723,

Contact Landline: +263 9 525292


Skype: tsepo.cheda



Holder of an BSc Honors Degree in Sociology (1990, University of Zimbabwe)

Post Graduate Diploma in Peace and Governance (2012, Africa University)

Diploma project topic:  Causes and effects of corruption in developing countries

Masters in Peace and Governance (2013, Africa University)

Masters dissertation topic: Strategies to curb electoral violence. A case study of Bulawayo

Interest and experience in Human Rights, Peace and Governance issues

Certificate in Advanced Security Training (Trained by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, Juba, South Sudan.  August 2014)

Certificate in Emerging Security Threats in Human Security in Africa (Trained by the Institute for Security Studies in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. February 2015)

Lectured in Peace and conflict resolution at the National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe for 3 months as an intern.


Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Human Rights and Rule of Law

Conflict Resolution


Social Research Methods


Interpersonal skills


Training and Capacity Building


To provide humanitarian assistance and sustainable development

Promote peace, good governance, rule of law, human rights, development and equal citizens participation in governance as to the international human rights norm and AU peoples fundamental rights and forge for good leadership.

Trace the root causes of conflict with the view of transforming it

Conflict analysis and resolution


Sex: Male

Marital status: Married

Citizenship: Zimbabwean

Date of Birth: 25 May 1967

Languages: English (excellent)


University Education

Africa University 2012-2013

Masters in Peace and Governance

Africa University 2011  2012

Graduate Diploma in Peace and Governance

University of Zimbabwe 1988  1990

Bachelor of Science Honours in Sociology


August 2014 to January 2015: United Nations World Food Programme, South Sudan

Programme Officer/Team Leader


Implementation of the WFP Food Distribution Program in the conflict affected counties.

Manage distribution of food assistance in assigned counties

Oversee field distribution teams in assigned counties

Ensure that adequate records of all financial and commodity transactions are maintained at all levels of operation (including but not be limited to receipt, storage, dispatch and distribution).

Ensure required documentation is correctly filled out and submitted to the Coordinator on return from the field

Oversee logistical planning and procurement (equipment, food etc) for upcoming field rotations

Maintain familiarity with all aspects of program strategy and logistics

Ensure staff compliance with all WFP administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as WFP regulations.

Maintain good working relationship with all stakeholders in the respective geographic areas.

Identify training needs and opportunities for staff and organize/facilitate training events as needed

Ensure that the South Sudan security plan is adhered to in all operations of the GFD program, including staff movements, etc.

Actively monitor and report to the coordinator and country office on the on-going security environment within the operational area.

September 2012 to December 2012: National University of Science and Technology

(Masters Internship)


Conducting lectures

Academic Research

Writing project proposals

September 2002 to April  2011: UN World Food Programme

Field Monitor- Livelihoods and Vulnerable Group Feeding Programmes


Monitor  and  periodically  review  procedures  regarding  distribution, Check  deliveries  of Cash/food  commodities  at  primary  and/or  secondary  food  distribution  points  and  verify  that  correct amounts/quantities  are  delivered  and distributed.

Provide technical advice on handling and disposal of damaged commodities or commodities suspected of being damaged;

Through participation in relevant meetings at district, sub office and provincial level, undertake briefing sessions with all relevant parties, monitor all WFP supported activities and projects, identify operational shortcomings and propose remedies or improvements;

Supervise efficient distribution of cash/food items at the site and ensure proper distribution of entitlements and verify appropriate entitlements are distributed.

Provide feedback to the Heads of Sub Office / Field offices, Programme Officer and other stakeholders as required.

Assist in the implementation of the plan of action, review achievements, constraints and provide feedback to the Head the country office/

Reconcile,  as  appropriate,  with  Sub Office  and  appointed  NGO  representatives, cash/food  commodity transactions  (i.e.  opening  balance,  receipts,  dispatches,  losses  and  closing  balance)  on  monthly  basis and initiate corrective measures, as required;

Prepare and submit periodic reports covering significant events and issues in the sub office, placing particular emphasis on WFP food assistance and project management.

Arrange and participate in WFP and counterpart training workshops as a resource person/trainer;

Assist  and  conduct  regular  meetings  of  community  leaders  and  implementing  partners/agencies  on  commodity pipeline, distribution arrangements, cash/food entitlements and other relevant issues;

Plan for distribution and post distribution monitoring (DM/PDM) and site monitoring (schools, health centres etc) activities in the district;

Enter all the monitoring data into the appropriate M&E databases;

Conduct regular quality checks during data entry, ensuring clarity, accuracy and consistency;

Facilitate timely provision of data and information to the M&E Unit for analysis and report writing;

Maintain up-to-date log of all monitoring findings and recommendations, with record of follow-up actions;

Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.

July 1997-February 2002: Ministry of Local Government

Assistant District Administrator


Co- coordinating and managing all rural development projects in the district

Chairing the Rural District Development Committee

Planning, Evaluation and management of the following projects:

Report Writing

Conducting Participatory Rural Research Appraisals (PRAs)

Project Cycle Management

1994 to 1997: Ministry of Justice

Community Service Officer


Human Rights and the rights of offender

Counseling of offenders

Report writing

1992 to 1993: University of Zimbabwe

Research Assistant


Researching on the causes of food shortages in the Zambezi Valley

Design Research questionnaires

Report Writing

1991: Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)

Research Assistant


Researching on the potential impact of new feeder roads on the communities of Tsholotsho and Mutoko


Professor Girma Menelik

Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance

Africa University

Box 1320



Phone: +263 737 066336


Ms Nomsa Dube

Zimbabwe Peace and Security Programme

43 Airdrie Road

Eastlea Harare


Phone: +263 778 002468


Mr Kuda Chirambwi

National University of Science and Technology

Department of Business Management

P.O. Box AC 393




Phone: +263 772 815 484

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